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Title:[Letter] 1844 Dec. 12, Madisonville, Kentucky [to] James Jones, Nashville, Tennessee / A.R. Murray : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Murray, A.R.

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Date: December 12, 1844
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter of inquiry concerning the United States presidential election of 1844, between Henry Clay for the Whig party, and James K. Polk, a member of the Democratic party. The purpose of the letter, written by A.R. Murray in Madisonville, Kentucky to the governor of Tennessee, James Jones in Nashville, is to determine the exact majority vote in the election of the previous month. Polk won the election, becoming the nations eleventh Chief Executive, and the last Jacksonian Democrat in the White House.
Collection:Governor James Jones Papers
Document: sl629

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Madisonville Kenty [Kentucky]
Decr [December] 12th 1844[added: Govenor [Governor] Jones] Dear Sir

Some of the whigs of my Town have made Bets to a considerable amount upon the exact majority for Mr [Mister] Clay in your state over James K. Polk One Hundred and thirteen is the number but upon within more nor less by the Whigs__ The majority mentioned above is reported to us to be the majority for Mr Clay in the popular vote. You will very much oblige me by answering this Communication and giving me the reported majority as well as the real majority in Tennessee If the secretary has reported please give me also his majority as per his report an early answer will oblige

Very Resply [Respectfully] from obd. Svt [obedient servant].
A.R. Murray

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Govr [Governor] James Jones Nashville Tenn [Tennessee]
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